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Bug 604714 (CVE-2016-4855, CVE-2016-7405) - <dev-php/adodb-5.20.9: multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-{4855,7405})
Summary: <dev-php/adodb-5.20.9: multiple vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-{4855,7405})
Alias: CVE-2016-4855, CVE-2016-7405
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-01-05 01:27 UTC by Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED)
Modified: 2017-01-24 10:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
stable-bot: sanity-check+


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Description Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 01:27:17 UTC
CVE-2016-7405 (from

jdavidlists reported an issue [1] with ADOdb 5.x, qstr() method,
improperly quoting strings resulting in a potential SQL injection attack

This affects only PDO-based drivers, and only in the case where the
query is built by inlining the quoted string, e.g.

$strHack = 'xxxx\\\' OR 1 -- ';
$sql = "SELECT * FROM employees WHERE name = " . $db->qstr( $strHack );
$rs = $db->getAll($strSQL); // dumps the whole table

Note that it is not recommended to write SQL as per the above example,
the code should be rewritten to use query parameters, like

$strHack = 'xxxx\\\' OR 1 -- ';
$sql = "SELECT * FROM employees WHERE name = ?"
$rs = $db->getAll($strSQL, array($strHack));

Please let me know if a CVE is needed for this.

Patch for the issue is available [2], and will be included in upcoming
ADOdb v5.20.7 release.


CVE-2016-4855 (

ADOdb vulnerable to cross-site scripting

ADOdb test script contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Products Affected

    ADOdb versions prior to 5.20.6


ADOdb is a database abstraction layer for PHP. The library's test script (test.php) contains a cross-site scripting (CWE-79) vulnerability.

An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.

Update the Software
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

Apply a Workaround
The developer recommends the following workaround:

    "The whole ./tests directory should be removed from client installations.
    It is only used for development purposes and not necessary for ADOdb operations."
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 01:29:55 UTC
Fixed version already in tree via

@ Maintainer(s): Can we stabilize =dev-php/adodb-5.20.9?
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 01:32:03 UTC
CVE-2016-7405 (
  The qstr method in the PDO driver in the ADOdb Library for PHP before 5.x
  before 5.20.7 might allow remote attackers to conduct SQL injection attacks
  via vectors related to incorrect quoting.
Comment 3 Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 01:41:43 UTC
(In reply to Thomas Deutschmann from comment #1)
> @ Maintainer(s): Can we stabilize =dev-php/adodb-5.20.9?

It's probably OK.. I just noticed the CVEs in the changelog and bumped this, but I haven't updated to it on our servers yet. Let's start the process; I'll update to it myself, and come back and make noise if I notice any problems.
Comment 4 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 01:45:18 UTC
@ Arches,

please test and mark stable: =dev-php/adodb-5.20.9
Comment 5 Tobias Klausmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 12:41:43 UTC
Stable on alpha.
Comment 6 Aaron Bauman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-07 01:53:17 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 7 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-10 15:26:02 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 8 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-11 10:53:57 UTC
sparc stable
Comment 9 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-15 16:06:46 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 10 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-17 14:41:35 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 11 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-18 10:06:07 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 12 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-21 11:42:27 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 13 Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2017-01-21 17:07:32 UTC
jer cleaned up for me? I don't mind =P

The vulnerable versions are gone.
Comment 14 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-21 23:57:10 UTC
New GLSA request filed.
Comment 15 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-01-24 10:51:33 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201701-59 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).